Step 1 Choose a communication error you have experienced or witnessed.
Think about a situation in which there was less than optimal communication between staff in two or more disciplines (changing names when appropriate).
Step 2 Post your response to the discussion board.
Respond to the following questions as related to the communication error:
- What parties were involved in the discussion? Give a brief description of the role they played.
- What communication technique or techniques were used to communicate with all the people involved?
- How could the lapse in communication have been prevented? (Include communication techniques, interdisciplinary roles, negotiation, and other factors.)
- What punishment was involved, and how could that communication have been more collaborative among the different professionals?
- What steps has your workplace taken to improve communication between different professions to prevent future errors?